Thursday, January 25, 2007
WOW, your creations so far have been simply beautiful! So full of of inspiration and wonder. Great Work! I hope you enjoy the rest of the challenges Kari and I have set out for you.
Today we are going to concentrate on the word DREAM.
Definition of Dream:
To fancy, hope, imagine
To indulge in reverie
A train of thoughts or images passing through the mind in sleep.
We all know that when one thinks of the word Dream, you think of sleep and the images
that come to mind while sleeping.
Today, I want to talk about another kind of dream we all have.
Remember when you were a child and a grown up or teacher asked you: "So what do you want to become when you are big?" and you frowned hard, squished up your nose and said, "A Pop star!" or "A ballet dancer!" or whatever it was...
As we grow older those dreams either change, or get pushed to the back of our minds. They get locked away in a little drawer, marked "unachievable" or "impossible".
The key gets thrown away and we carry on our lives.
Isn't this sad that we can do this to ourselves? Don't you deserve to live your dream? What is your dream? Being a parent, I have many wishes for my children. I would do anything to help them realize their dreams, to encourage them to reach out for them. Why should we not do the same for ourselves?
A few years ago when entering my late 20's (yes I am only 28!)
I grew tired of always wishing..of hoping, of thinking, "one day".
I started to put my dreams into action.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I have always wanted to do two things:
1) learn how to dance
2) write and be published
While I am still in the process of both of these, I can confidently say that at least I am well on my way to achieving these dreams!
Dreams are about allowing yourself the chance to grow, to live, to experience, to let go, to believe.
A dream not lived remains a goal
Start small, take baby steps.
YOU CAN DO IT!
Whatever your dream is NEVER GIVE UP!
That brings us to today's challenge:
Today is a VISUAL exercise. This is what I want you to do:
Close your eyes...
Breathe...Feel your lungs expanding, breathe in until you can't possibly take in any more air.
Let it out...
Do this a few times, but please don't pass out!
Keep your eyes closed.
Think of your dreams, let the images come to you, maybe you've let them Disappear, wake them up! Write them down as they come to you.
Now, I want you to start off on your page in whatever medium you are using, Even Digital scrappers can do this. Pick A main word from the list you wrote down. Go and look for a picture or photo that describes your DREAM.
Next start adding to this main image you have stuck down on your page. Use other images, paper, paint, chalk, whatever you wish.
If you are doing this digitally, substitute the messy stuff for digital papers, elements, digital paint strokes, textures etc.
Build around your main image.
I went with my dream of dancing...
They say that putting your dreams down on paper is the first step to achieving them. Whatever you do and however you do this exercise, concentrate on your dream.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Remember to post your links HERE.
Day 4 will be hosted by Kari
On Sunday. I am away visiting my sister whom I haven't seen in a year tomorrow until Monday afternoon. Mu DH is looking after the children for me and I am flying up on my own. Looking forward to my break! So you'll know why you won't hear from me until then!